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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Results-oriented go-getter, successfully adhering to service excellence. Interpersonal and communications skills competence with ability to network, take pro-active initiative and achieve the desired result. Practical leadership acumen and passion for creating a difference for the absolute benefit of all professional parties involved.
13 tonne Anti-land mine vehicle
Hybrid future vehicle
10 tonne Anti-land mine vehicle
Industrial Designer CURRICULUM VITAE OF MR JACOBUS MARX Cape Town • South Africa • Mobile: 084 737 0324 • Email: Cobusmarx@gmail.com • Website portfolio : http://www.coroflot.com/cobusmarx • LinkedIn profile: Professional Profile ? 3D/Industrial Designer |Design Engineer | Project Design Manager | CAD Design Operator | Career Highlights: ? Assisted in building the Caprivi MK1 in the United Arab Emirates in 2015 from engineering drawings made in 2012 with minor changes made to design. ? Started a product design company Prododesign . ? Achieved finalist award in the South African Bureau of Standards Design Competition . ? Assisted development of innovative manufacturing techniques in the facilitation of cost reduction and enhanced quality for large North American Agricultural companies. ? Was head designer in a collaboration with China’s government to help develop they're first ever MRAP vehicle. Key Skills: ? Hands- on experience in modeling, and drafting. ? Manufacturing; welding, grinding, sheet metal, woodworking and fibre-glass. ? Ability to integrate abstract thinking and design into practical and viable implementations. ? Translating ideas into designs and convey these into concrete written or visual form expertise. ? Interpretation of engineering drawings capability. ? Good research and presentation skills. ? Ability to communicate intent with clarity and precision. ? Experience in translating verbal instructions into graphic representation and liaising with clientele. ? Skills in promoting sales and clientele satisfaction. ? Independent middle management experience in delegating and organising staff in the daily running of general engineering workshop. ? Technical design skills with a strong practical understanding of prototyping processes. ? Computer proficiency: Solidworks | Autodesk Alias | Autodesk Inventor | Autodesk Showcase rendering | 3D MAX with Octane | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Indesign | MS Word | Adobe Muse cc | MS PowerPoint| Simply accounting. ? Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist. ? Capacity to learn new procedures and methods quickly. ? Thrive on technical knowledge and always open to learning new skills. ? Accurate, attention to detail and ability to work well in team environment. ? Good sustainable awareness and enjoy working with people. ? Committed to assisting others Education Details B-Tech in Industrial Design (Cum Laude); Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2008 Subjects: Wrote thesis paper in collaboration with the city of Cape Town as to assess the viability of mobile libraries in illiterate inner city and rural communities. As well as a thesis on the alternative personal transport vehicle for the near future. National Diploma in Three Dimensional Design; Cape Peninsula University Of Technology, 2007 Senior Certificate / Matric with Endorsement; PW Botha Technical Collage, 2002 Subjects: Afrikaans First Language | English Second Language | Technical Drawings | Mathematics | Science | Motor Mechanics. All certificates presented upon request. Career Summary Current Employment Name of firm Prododesign [Cape Town, South Africa] Designation Owner/Head designer Period of work January 2016 to Current Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Writing business plan on Civilian armoured vehicles ? Seeking project funding ? Designing and developing product from concept to prototype (plastic injection moulding) ? Sourcing parts from China ? 3d printing / programming Reason for Leaving: Working for myself but business opportunities and economy weak at this stage. Employment History Name of firm Mobile Land Systems UAE [ Ras al khaimah, UAE ] Designation Designer / Engineer Period of work May 2015 to December 2015 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. ? Creating CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. ? Assisting in the manufacturing of new MRAP vehicle designed from concept stage in 2012 . ? Developed new concepts based on MRAP monocoque chassis. ? Assisted in building and assembly of the first prototype. Reason for Leaving: Met my wife , and got married but she wasn't ready to live in UAE Employment History Name of firm Prododesign [Cape Town, South Africa] Designation Owner/Head designer Period of work March 2014 to March2015 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Managing projects from concept phase to manufacturing phase ? Brand development (product -logo-branding- website) ? Website development. ? Point of Sale product development for Redbull South Africa. ? Solar Plant development for Kyoto Energy Kenya. ? Developing Furniture for Marxkultuur South Africa. Reason for Leaving: Previous employer wanted me on the project to build MRAP vehicle in the UAE. That I designed while working there, and it was easy for me to leave because I worked for myself . Employment History Name of firm Multipunch [Cape Town, South Africa] Designation Sheet metal designer Period of work March 2013 to March2014 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Developing sheet metal patterns from 3d models. ? Creating BOM from assembly drawings ? Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. ? Creating CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. ? Developing customer’s drawings/ ideas into sheet metal products. Reason for Leaving: Got an opportunity to start my own company Employment History Name of firm Mobile Land Systems [Pretoria, South Africa] Designation Head Designer and Drafter Period of work March 2011 to February 2012 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Ultimately in control of managing and designing APC [ armored personnel carrier ] vehicles from conceptualisation to creation of prototypes with the aim to develop a conclusive product. ? Developing new concepts on an existing / co-developed platform for armored and weapons platform vehicles ? Production of marketing material from CAD data intended for print or digital media. ? Developing concepts for presentations to lure new investments. ? Initiated vehicle evolution and product improvement. ? Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. ? Creating CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. ? Development of jigs Reason for Leaving: Company had financial problems and could not afford me anymore . Employment History Name of firm Mercury Speciality Products [Winnipeg, Canada] Designation Manager of Industrial Design / Design Engineer Period of work September 2009 to March 2011 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Ultimately in control of managing and designing original steel products, conceptualisation, creation of prototypes and conclusive products. ? Development of innovative means of connectivity pertaining to steel tubes/pipe and open profile structural steel. ? Production of marketing material from CAD data intended for print or digital media. ? Regular liaisons with North American agriculture companies in relation to suggestion of manufacturing procedures at concept or early product development phase. ? Creation and execution of engineering drawings from CAD data. ? Manufacturing of CAD data for exporting purposes to CNC equipment. [Tube laser and pipe benders] ? Development of jigs for production with the aid of a tube laser. Reason for Leaving: Due to to a sick family member back in South Africa I had to move back. Employment History Name of firm South Cape Engineering [George, South Africa] Designation Sheet Metal Worker / Fabricator [Vocational Assignment] Period of work June 2000 to March 2009 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Was responsible for analysis and interpretation of drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed subsequently layout, measure and mark sheet metal in accordance with drawings or templates. ? Developed patterns for sheet metal via use of computer-assisted design and drafting (CAD) software packages. ? Operated light metalworking machines [Shears, punches, angel grinder, and Pop rivet guns], as well as heavy metalworking machines. [Guillotine, shear, sheet metal press brake, sheet metal roller. plasma cutter and mig welder] ? Grinded and buffed seams, joints and rough surfaces, as well as examined product excellence forms. Employment History Name of firm Pro-Tec Roofing Co [Watertown, SD USA] Designation General Roofer [Seasonal Assignments] Period of work March 2003 to November 2003 Key Roles & Accountabilities: ? Gained experience in single-ply rubber roofing, ballasted, fully-adhered roofing, shingles, as well as water proofing and sheet metal cladding. Personal Details Date of birth, Nationality 4 July 1984, South African Languages English | Afrikaans Driver’s license Code B Marital status Married Availability Immediately References All references presented upon request.